Like most of you, I have
trouble with large cities traffic. I try to stay in the center
lanes, thus I avoid traffic entering from the side streets as
well as those folks speeding in response to some real or
imagined emergency in the left lane! I have, I confess, resorted
to use of my turn signals just to get people in back of me
worried and hopefully slowing down a little. I also confess they
sometimes by gesture indicate their displeasure! I don't
recommend or not using any of my ways of alleviating stress, you
probably have your own ways of so doing!
I do want to suggest a way to
adjust your rearview mirrors that will relieve the stress on our
Sitting naturally in the drivers seat, adjust the drivers side
mirror so that you have a vision rearward of the lane to your,
(from whence comes passing vehicles). When done correctly you
should still be able to see the side of
you own car but only by tilting your head a little to the left.
Now you can see the cars overtaking your own.
2. Still sitting
naturally adjust the passenger side mirror the same way, but now
seeing the lane to the right of you. You will now have an almost
180 degree field of vision to the rear of you auto. The inside
mirror, of course, allows you to see the lane directly behind
you, the one, in which you are traveling.
I, like most of you, think of
myself as a "good" driver, NOT SO! My shoulders and neck don't
turn as well as they once did, and I'm certain my reflexes are
much worse. I am still a good driver on the open highway until I
see something interesting on the side of the road or some other
distraction, or may God forbid, some emergency arises.